PPC Global Preventive Maintenance Manager,

United States, Mississippi, Columbus

Business unit: Pulp & Perform. Chemicals

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.


Discover the opportunity to join an international, dynamic, and responsible company that fosters the development of its employees globally. We want to be the best – to use our leading market positions to deliver a leading performance – and for that, we need YOU! Find out how our values make AkzoNobel the employer of choice.
One of our Specialty Chemical business units, Pulp and Performance Chemicals (PPC) has an outstanding opportunity for a passionate, experienced professional to assume the role of Global Preventative Maintenance Manager.  This is a global position for the Business Unit, supporting close to 30 sites worldwide. The candidate will need to establish a strong Maintenance and Process Safety Management (PSM) Network within the Business Unit in order to meet the job requirements. This position will work in close cooperation with the site operations & maintenance, Business Area and AN Corporate personnel to insure highest safety and availability of key production equipment. It also assumes the leading role in improving electrical systems and projects for PPC sites.
The preferred location for this position is Columbus, MS. The incumbent will travel approximately 40%-50% both domestically and internationally to other manufacturing sites.
Our Pulp and Performance Chemicals business has long been supplying industries worldwide with quality ingredients that are essential for manufacturing thousands of everyday products. The kind of products that are a vital part of your daily routine. Working closely with our customers, we develop and deliver an extensive range of innovative technologies and sustainable solutions. For example, in addition to contributing to safe and efficient production processes, we also help our customers to become more competitive while using fewer resources.

Our pioneering portfolio includes bleaching chemicals and systems, colloidal silica solutions, expandable microspheres, and silica packing and columns. Things you aren’t always aware of, but which you rely on each and every day. You’ll find our essential ingredients in a whole host of products, including tissues, diapers, packaging, shoe soles, automotive coatings and sealants, decorative paints and coatings, smartphones, champagne corks, concrete, wallpaper, batteries, LED lamps, and pharmaceuticals. We work with industrial customers all over the world who count on our trusted and reliable brands, such as Eka, Expancel, Kromasil and Levasil Colloidal Silica.
This position will have the following responsibilities:
- Manages PPC Global preventive & predictive maintenance program in conjunction with BA standards. Interfaces with BA and Corporate functional teams to gain understanding of standards and lead deployment across PPC sites.
- Analyzes and generates recommendations and practices on critical equipment (PSM and non-PSM) for AkzoNobel PPC.
- Manages key stakeholders across 32+ PPC Manufacturing locations to ensure implementation of above mentioned maintenance recommendations to all PPC sites
- Determines minimum critical equipment list per product segment and ensures sites’ list are compliant with recommendations
- Maintains upated status of high power equipment (transformers, rectifiers, power filters, etc.).
- Act as a Global technical reference across multiple business lines for all high power equipment related projects (new equipment acquisition, replacement, optimization) Scout BAT in terms of plant maintenance and highs power equipment monitoring
- Manage governance, analyze and report PPC maintenance performance vs world class via relevant KPIs
- Key participant in developing and implementing objectives for the Annual Operating Plan- Leads to achieve World Class Metrics for Preventive Maintenance and OEE
- Proactively seeks and implements cost improvement opportunities
- Assist Operations and Technical Personnel in optimizing or troubleshooting electrical control systems
- Maintain knowledge and Improve the level of knowledge and training within the Technical, Maintenance, and Production Department with respect to electrical systems
- Manage and governance Network with all PPC site maintenance personnel

- Facilitates PM/PdM/MTBF programs and analysis- Supports troubleshooting activities as required to support Plant Maintenance
- Proactively seeks and implements cost improvement opportunities

- Safety Roles- Safety Role Model
- PSM preventive maintenance management

The position reports directly to the Global Technology and RD&I Director and serves as Global Team-RD&I Leadership Team member. This position is an individual contributor.

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Closing date

December 31, 2099

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North America


United States





Business unit

Pulp & Perform. Chemicals

Sub business unit

PPC Integrated Supply Chain

Job family

ISC Management

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Full time/part time


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Job requirements/Candidate profile

E lectrical engineering degree with minimum 5 years’ experience in chemical manufacturing, plant maintenance, and/or project management. 
Physical Requirements: Must be able to access any are of the facility intended for personnel presence.  The work environment requires walking, inspecting, climbing in an industrial setting with outside weather conditions.
Employment at AkzoNobel is contingent upon the successful completion of both a pre-employment background check and a drug screening.  In some case, pre-employment physicals may also be required.
All candidates hired must be able to provide proper documentation of their eligibility to work in the US. 
AkzoNobel is an E-Verify Employer. 
AkzoNobel is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans (M/F/D/V)